Three utility poles on Monday collapsed, with one causing extensive damage to a Honda CRV that was parked outside the Bonny’s Supermarket on Church Street, Georgetown.
The incident occurred around 11:00h on Monday.
Workers at a snackette located in front of the Supermarket told this publication that the wooden light poles were rotten and despite numerous calls to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), nothing was done to rectify the situation.
“The post them rotten. Yuh know how long we point it out, but nobody ain’t really tek we serious,” an employee of the snackette said.
A worker from another nearby store explained that he heard a crackling sound, and the crash soon followed.
“I run out when I hear the “blam” and then is when I see the fuss’ post fall. Then, a lil’ while after the other two fall, probably because the wires that attach the three post pull them down. But all ah them post old around here, yuh know how much year them deh out hay tekin’ rain and sun?” he said.
The poles also damaged sections of the snackette and disrupted the electricity in the area for some time. GPL quickly responded and managed to replace the poles.
Earlier this month, a similar incident occurred in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD). On Monday, June 13, heavy winds uprooted five utility poles along the Diamond Housing Scheme access road, causing them to collapse on the surrounding houses.